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Scotland's Nature Network

A place to share issues or find out more about what's happening in Scotland

Location: Scotland - of course!
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2013

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What do you think? The Scottish Outdoor Learning Website

Hi FolksA Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning is now published and available from the re-vamped LTS Outdoor…Continue

Tags: learning, website, resources, outdoor, Teaching

Started by Juliet Robertson Apr 30, 2010.

Nature Kindergartens in Scotland

We have a growing number of outdoor nurseries in Scotland. To give you a flavour, have a look at this news…Continue

Tags: Garden, Woodlands, Mindstretchers, Secret, preschool

Started by Juliet Robertson Feb 22, 2010.

Richard Louv is to give a keynote speech IN SCOTLAND! 4 Replies

Richard Louv is to be a keynote presenter at the Mindstretchers Conference at the Crieff Hydro Hotel, Tuesday 8th June 2010. Great news! This is now THE event of 2010!Details can be found on the…Continue

Started by Juliet Robertson. Last reply by Juliet Robertson Feb 3, 2010.

National developments in outdoor learning - Scotland

Hi FolksScotland has its own education system that differs from England and Wales. Outdoor learning has moved up the political agenda in recent years. Okay...we're on the first few rungs of the…Continue

Tags: LOtC, outside, classroom, Scotland, learning

Started by Juliet Robertson Dec 14, 2009.

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Comment by Peter Kyburz on November 26, 2009 at 7:54am
Hello there
Do you know the following institutions? I'm sure a collaboration with them would further your cause:

Forest School Scotland: www.foresteducation.org.uk

Mindstretchers Ltd.: www.mindstretchers.co.uk

Greetings from (though it may seem odd) Switzerland :-)
Comment by Philip Waters on November 25, 2009 at 2:47am
If we could find the funding, we'd like to build a MUD Cafe, completely made out of cob, with delicious mud recipes, and of course, lots of mud for children to pay with... one day.
Comment by John Thielbahr on November 23, 2009 at 10:14am
Someone needs to contact the Group Parents Outloud (mentioned in the article) and invite them to join the movement to connect children with nature. Nature Clubs for Families is a good way to get kids dirty safely.
Comment by Juliet Robertson on November 23, 2009 at 5:21am
Hi Philip

Persil have been doing a "Dirt is Good" campaign for quite a while. They produced this advert which is quite profound - shame Persil isn't eco friendly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_VUUeB6wec
Comment by Philip Waters on November 23, 2009 at 4:46am
Thanks Juliet,

Was just sending this out to my contacts when your message appeared in my inbox! Would be great to build a project around this theme - the 'dirt is good' project. Although I believe Persil had a similar campaign recently.

All good stuff towards the argument to get kids outside.
Comment by Juliet Robertson on November 23, 2009 at 4:05am
BBC News "Dirt can be good for children, say scientists"

Big Thanks to Daniel Harrison who forwarded me the link to this article

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8373690.stm
Comment by Terri on November 14, 2009 at 10:15am
We've just had our second meeting of outdoor learning professionals in the North East of Scotland. It was a great networking event and I think we all came away with loads of ideas and inspiration. Next meeting 16 January at Camphill School, Murtle Estate, Bieldside Aberdeen. Watch this space for more details of the things we discussed today and our plans for the next meeting. Thank you Juliet for chairing the meeting so brilliantly.
Comment by Soozy Lai on November 3, 2009 at 11:12am
Hello folks supporting outdoors as an essential learning resource! I'm currently doing my Forest School Leader training, learning about the outdoors as I go & fast becoming a full-time volunteer to gain experience! Loving all of it :) It's amazing how incredibly supportive and enthusiastic everyone I've met along the way has been...long may it last! Big up the outdoors!!!
Comment by Juliet Robertson on November 2, 2009 at 11:25am
Hello Ashley

Thanks for joining. What a great idea - I will get round to posting pics. I'm trying to keep my networking til the evening (it's 6.25pm in Scotland) but over the next few weeks I'd watch this space!
Comment by Ashley Wainwright Donahue on November 2, 2009 at 9:28am
Can't wait to hear more, and especially see pics!
 

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